The rural wrap-up: Black Dog Riders return, Jillian Kilby's goal for women

Each week we aim to bring you the latest rural stories that have been making news across western NSW.

It’s a new week and there has been plenty of things happening across the region, from the Law Council calling on the Government to prioritise legal strategies and funding in its drought response, to Jillian Kilby seeking to help empower rural women, we’ve got you covered.

Law Council of Australia calls on Government to include legal funding, strategies in its drought response:

They say the drought has caused farmers to face financial hardships and are struggling to afford a lawyer.

President, Morry Bailes said the government’s drought response must consider what kind of legal needs farmers and their communities have, which is often overlooked.

Jillian Kilby, Rural Women’s Award finalist, aims to help empower women:

Earlier this year Ms Kilby was announced as the 2018 NSW/ACT AgriFuturesTM Rural Women’s Award Winner and National Finalist.

In October she will head to Parliament House in Canberra, where the national winner runner-up will be announced.

Photo: Supplied.

Photo: Supplied.

Tickets go gang busters for the Coonamble Raindance Ball:

After a great response from locals and the wider community, tickets to the Coonamble Raindance Ball have completely sold out.

Approximately 900 tickets to the inaugural fundraiser were sold.

Outback trek raises over $400,000 for community groups:

Brett McCarthy and Steve James. Photo: Supplied.

Brett McCarthy and Steve James. Photo: Supplied.

Through the generosity of donations and sponsorship in excess of $400,000 has been raised during this year’s Destination Outback.

NSW Black Dog Riders return home from an epic journey to Darwin:

Wayne Amor, Black Dog Ride CEO, with David Peach, and Graham 'Bear' Falconer from Wagga Wagga - at Katherine muster point. Photo: Supplied.

Wayne Amor, Black Dog Ride CEO, with David Peach, and Graham 'Bear' Falconer from Wagga Wagga - at Katherine muster point. Photo: Supplied.

More than 320 participants, including 27 volunteers have safely arrived home after an unbelievable adventure across rural Australia to raise awareness of suicide prevention and mental health.

Bill Tatt (pictured). Photo: File.

Bill Tatt (pictured). Photo: File.

Three generations of the Shank’s family were on hand at Dubbo when a new record price for lambs was set on Monday.

Kurralea stud continues its sale success:

The continued successes at the Prentice family’s Kurralea Poll Dorset, White Suffolk and Suffolk ram sale are the headline news stories, but it is the victory of their clients that is the reason why the Kurralea headlines continue.

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